All The Difference

A Documentary Film

A new documentary following the struggles of young African-American men coming of age in Chicago, Illinois.

City Year would like to formally invite you to a screening of All The Difference at Southern Methodist University. As a member of the FDR community you understand the struggles of these students all too well and we thought this would be a great way to open a dialogue and engage multiple parts of the community.



A quick synopsis of the film:


The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college. Statistics predict that Robert and Krishaun will drop out of high school, but they have other plans. Oscar®-nominated producer/director Tod Lending's intimate film, executive produced by author Wes Moore, follows the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty. As they discover, support from family, teachers and mentors makes all the difference in defying the odds. (Spoiler alert - one of the young men in the film joins City Year).


The screening will be followed by a moderated panel discussion, and we would love for your voices to be heard as people who work with students who face similar struggles every day.

Free screening of All The Difference

Thursday, April 14th, 6:30-8:30pm

Hughes-Trigg Theater at SMU

Event Details:


Venue: Hughes-Trigg Theater at SMU

Date: Thursday, April 14th

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


If you plan on attending, please RSVP using this link.


We have attached a parking map (the first link below) for your convenience. The screening will be held in building #46 on the map.


The second link will connect you to the All The Difference Flickr account to see snipits of the documentary.


We look forward to seeing you there!